Spain’s Mireia Lalaguna Royo was named the winner of the Miss World 2015 beauty pageant held at Sanya, China on Saturday 11th November 2015.
This years Miss world contest also stirred a controversy when Miss Canada was banned by China for speaking up about human rights abuses and was prevented from boarding her connecting flight to Sanya from Hong Kong last month after China refused her a visa.
Miss Canada the Chinese-born Anastasia Lin was quietly removed from the Miss World website too and was not even mentioned in the show.
However, It was an exciting show and 23-year-old Spanish model Mireia Lalaguna, was crowned Miss World 2015 after beating out 113 contestants from across the globe.
“I think this is a good decision, because Miss World is not looking for our body, they are looking for a soul,” said Lalaguna
Miss world 2015, Mireia Lalaguna has a degree in Pharmacology and wants to do a MA in Nutrition.
The victory marked the first-ever win for a Spanish contestant.
Russia’s Sofia Nikitchuk came was choosen second runner up in the pageant, while Miss Indonesia, Maria Harfanti, took third place in the contest.
Miss India Aditi Arya won the people’s choice award which ensured her direct entry in the competition. Yet the Indian beauty queen failed to make it to the final top 20 contestants.